The San Mateo, Calif.-based Epocrates announced it was ranked tenth on the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies list in 2011 by Fast Company.
Epocrates was selected as one of the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies as a result of its mobile drug reference tools that allow "medical professionals to make smart prescribing decisions," and its planned mobile and web-based EHR system for solo and small group practice physicians. More than one million healthcare professionals, including more than 45 percent of U.S. physicians, actively use Epocrates products on mobile devices such as iPhone/iPod touch, Android , BlackBerry, and Palm.
Fast Company's editorial team evaluated information about thousands of businesses across the globe to create the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies issue. Other top ten companies include Apple, Facebook, and Google. Epocrates was also ranked one of the top ten Most Innovative Companies in the mobile industry.